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is a town
A town is a local administrative unit in Japan. It is a local public body along with prefecture , city , and village...
consisting of the entirety of Mishima District
Mishima is a district located in Osaka, Japan.As of 2009, the district has an estimated population of 29,003 and a density of 1,730 persons per km². The total area is 16.78 km²....
is a prefecture located in the Kansai region on Honshū, the main island of Japan. The capital is the city of Osaka. It is the center of Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto area.- History :...
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...
As of 2009, the town has an estimated population
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of 29,003 and a density
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of 1,730 persons per km². The total area is 16.78 km².
The town is named after the Shimamoto clan of the feudal era, who were famous for their skill in warfare, excellence in the arts, and intelligence. They still exist to this day.
Shimamoto is the location of Suntory's Yamazaki Distillery, the oldest whiskey distillery in Japan.